Cheiracanthiidae
(Prowling Spiders)

The spider family Cheiracanthiidae, commonly known as Prowling Spiders, have been sighted 140 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Cheiracanthiidae includes 11 countries and 32 states in the United States. Cheiracanthiidae is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of May.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Cheiracanthiidae

Other Common Names

Prowling Spiders, Longlegged Sac Spiders, Sac Spiders

Author

Wagner,1887

Sightings Overview

There have been 140 confirmed sightings of Cheiracanthiidae (Prowling Spiders), with the most recent sighting submitted on January 16, 2019 by Spider ID member moonjellyslies. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 140 sightings because of certain Cheiracanthiidae sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 12% of the time, Cheiracanthiidae spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 117)
  • Sex:¬†14 female and 48 male.
  • Environment:¬†Cheiracanthiidae has been sighted 28 times outdoors, and 90 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Man-made structure (23). Low foliage (2). High foliage (1). Saltwater (1). Desert area (1).

Location and Range

Cheiracanthiidae (Prowling Spiders) has been sighted in the following countries: Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United States.

Cheiracanthiidae has also been sighted in the following states: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Seasonality

Cheiracanthiidae has been primarily sighted during the month of May.

  • January: 13
  • February: 7
  • March: 12
  • April: 15
  • May: 57
  • June: 12
  • July: 4
  • August: 2
  • September: 8
  • October: 6
  • November:
  • December: 2


Genus: Cheiracanthium (Long-legged Sac Spiders)

Genus: Strotarchus


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Picture of Cheiracanthiidae (Prowling Spiders) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
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Picture of Cheiracanthiidae (Prowling Spiders) - Female - Ventral Enlarge Picture
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